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Kristie Loescher

Director, Healthcare Initiative

Department:     Management

Additional Titles:     Assistant Dean for Instructional Innovation; Associate Professor of Instruction

Industry Areas:     Healthcare, Service Industries

Research Areas:     Change Management, Diversity, Ethics

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Professor Loescher teaches healthcare management, human resources, and general management classes. She has her doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, specializing in human resources management. Prior to her career in academia, she worked in the healthcare industry for 15 years in the areas of quality assurance, utilization management, and clinical research. Her academic publications focus on ethical education, organizational ethics, communication, change management, diversity management, process improvement in health care delivery systems, and health care reform. Dr. Loescher is the assistant dean for instructional innovation for the McCombs School and the academic director for the Healthcare Innovation Initiative. Dr. Loescher is also a co-author of the book, Communication Matters: Write, Speak, Succeed published by Kendall Hunt in 2007 with a second edition in 2010.

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP & AWARDS

2019

Teaching Awards

Tower Award "Outstanding Community-Based Learning" for MAN 334M Healthcare Systems Management

 

2017

Appreciation Award, Services for Students with Disabilities, 2010, 2015

 

2015

The Eyes of Texas Excellence Award

 

2014

Texas Blazers Faculty Appreciation Award

 

2012

Tower Award "Outstanding Academic Service Learning Professor

 

2010

The University of Texas at Austin Presidential Service Learning Commendation, 2009-2010

 

Publications

Kristie J. Loescher. 2017. ACA Strengthened Weakest Link. Austin American Statesman Jan. 22.

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2014. Power by Jeffrey Pfeffer [Book review / summary], in The Manager’s Bookshelf 10th edition., Jon Pierce, ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2012. The Manager's Bookshelf 10th Edition (Book review/summary). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2011. Healthcare Reform in the Obama Administration: Issues Facing Providers. The Univeristy of Texas at Austin Healthcare Symposium.

 

Erin E. Porter, Kristie J. Loescher, Janet J Riekenberg, and Jan H. Starnes. 2010. Communication Matters: Write, Speak, Succeed: A Collection of Readings in Business Communications, 2nd ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt.

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2010. Reengineering decision-making within a healthcare network. The University of Texas at Austin Healthcare Symposium.

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2007. Amazing Race for MIS: A University-Industry Partnership to Build and Attract More IT Professionals, in The 2007 Pfeiffer Annual: Human Resource Management, Robert Preziosi, ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

 

Erin E. Porter, Kristie J. Loescher, Janet J Riekenberg, and Jan H. Starnes. 2007. Communication Matters: Write, Speak, Succeed. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt.

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2007. Managing Diversity Challenges: Two Case Perspectives, in The 2007 Pfeiffer Annual: Human Resources Management, Robert Preziosi, ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2007. The One Thing You Need To Know…About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success by Marcus Buckingham, in The Manager’s Bookshelf, Managers Jon Pierce, ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2006. Before You Train - Reframe: A Guide to the Organizational Structure and Corporate Culture Components Required for Effective Ethics Training Programs. Employee Relations Today 33(3), 1-11.

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2006. Characteristics of an Information-Driven Organization: Reengineering Decision-Making Within a Healthcare Network. SCMS Journal of Indian Management 3(1).

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2005. The Impact of an "Ethics Across the Curriculum" Initiative on the Cognitive Moral Delvelopment of Business School Undergraduates. Teaching Ethics 5(2).

 

Kristie J. Loescher. 2004. Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Disputes, in The 2004 Pfeiffer Annual: Human Resource Management, Robert Preziosi, ed. Jossey-Bass.